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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Students share thoughts on in person transition, how it will bring community

Students share thoughts on in person transition, how it will bring community

Sofia Treviño, Life and Arts Reporter June 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the June 14 flipbook. Walking down Speedway amid clumps of incoming freshmen in the summer heat, Katilyn Carr’s 2019 orientation was full of meeting...

The Sound of UT: Zach Russell

Morgan-Taylor Thomas June 11, 2021

From the hardcore blasts of drums to the melodic tones of a saxophone, Zach Russell seamlessly does it all. The computer science sophomore combines his artistic right brain talents with his analytical...

Tabletop gamers, comic book stores adapt to virtual setting 

Tabletop gamers, comic book stores adapt to virtual setting 

Andreana Lozano, Life and Arts Reporter June 6, 2021

During an engaging tabletop gaming session, Elise Smith recalls players jumping to their feet and pacing around the room while speaking.   After COVID-19 forced meetings to go virtual, sessions meant...

LGBTQ+ students reflect on Pride Month, experiences

LGBTQ+ students reflect on Pride Month, experiences

Sofia Treviño, Life and Arts Reporter June 6, 2021

Running up and down the route of Austin’s Pride Parade surrounded by high school friends and high-fiving passersby, Lauren Breach said her first pride event filled her with support and community. “I...

Incoming UT freshman Paxton Smith used valedictory speech to speak out against new abortion law

Incoming UT freshman Paxton Smith used valedictory speech to speak out against new abortion law

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌, News Reporter June 6, 2021

Paxton Smith ditched her preapproved valedictorian speech to speak out against a new Texas law that bans abortion as early as six weeks or as soon as a heartbeat is detected. Smith called the bill “gut-wrenching”...

Lin Manuel Miranda, ‘In the Heights’ cast talk differences from show, set memories, dance boot camp

Lin Manuel Miranda, ‘In the Heights’ cast talk differences from show, set memories, dance boot camp

Noah Levine May 27, 2021

A film adaptation of Broadway’s “In the Heights” is finally hitting theaters and HBO Max in early June. The award-winning story follows Usnavi, a young bodega owner in Washington Heights, while he...

‘Spiral’ director Darren Lynn Bousman talks designing traps, ‘Leprechaun’ hopes, puppets

‘Spiral’ director Darren Lynn Bousman talks designing traps, ‘Leprechaun’ hopes, puppets

Noah Levine May 14, 2021

The newest installment in the iconic horror series “Saw” has arrived with “Spiral: From the Book of Saw.” The new film follows Detective “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) as he scrambles to track down...

Online learning offers different experiences for UT students with learning disabilities

Online learning offers different experiences for UT students with learning disabilities

Estelle Omotayo May 8, 2021

After spending three days in the psychiatric hospital, Alexa Smith realized in March it was time to withdraw from UT and regroup.  She was halfway through the semester, but she said her battle with...

Students fundraise for water insecurity through Instagram Venmo challenge

Students fundraise for water insecurity through Instagram Venmo challenge

Gracyn Freiling May 8, 2021

Avery McCall hit record on her iPhone, slowly picked up a raw egg and smashed it on her head for all of her followers to see. This video was one of many Instagram stories posted to raise money for a student...

Student Organization makes noise, fights climate change

Student Organization makes noise, fights climate change

Dina Barrish May 8, 2021

One Friday afternoon, Penelope Ackling found herself sitting on the UT Tower lawn surrounded by tambourines, mini shakers and a circle of peers. Someone threw her a drum, and she made her first attempt...

How to balance staying informed with current events while practicing self-care

How to balance staying informed with current events while practicing self-care

Sofia Treviño May 8, 2021
To honor May as Mental Health Awareness Month, The Daily Texan has compiled tips on balancing news consumption while maintaining a healthy state of mind.
Students share excitement about return of in-person concerts

Students share excitement about return of in-person concerts

Morgan-Taylor Thomas May 7, 2021

Silently sneaking out early through the back door of her Introduction to Math class, Cecilia Garcia frantically whipped out her phone and scavenged the internet to score a “Harry Styles: Love on Tour”...